with former President Trump’s high-profile approvals yielding mixed results Tuesday night and Republicans putting forward candidates who questioned the election results.
Here are some of the takeaways from Tuesday’s games:
How did Trump do it?
Former President Trump’s candidates had mixed results on Tuesday night. The Republican Senate race in Pennsylvania is a toss-up, with Trump-endorsing Mehmet Oz locked in a tight race with former hedge fund manager David McCormick. A recount is triggered when the race is within 0.5%. In Pennsylvania’s other big race, CBS News predicted that Trump’s election for governor, state senator Doug Mastriano, would win his primary.
In North Carolina, Trump-backed Senate race candidate Ted Budd is expected to win the Republican nomination. In one major House race, CBS News projects Madison Cawthorn, who was endorsed by Trump. lost his primary to Senator Chuck Edwards. In North Carolina’s 13th congressional district, CBS News predicted that Bo Hines, who has Trump’s backing, would win the Republican nomination.
CBS News also predicts that incumbent Republican governor of Idaho, Brad Little, will win his primary against Lieutenant Governor Janice McGeachin, who was backed by Trump.
State Sen. Chuck Edwards, who was supported by North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, is expected to be the incumbent† Voters in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district have rejected former President Trump’s plea to hand over a new term to the freshman Republican, who is embroiled in controversy.
He was caught driving with a revoked driver’s license, claimed on a podcast that he was invited to an orgy by senior GOP lawmakers, received ethical complaints about his treatment of staff, raised questions about whether he was guilty of insider trading and more.
Republicans suggested candidates who objected or had doubts about the results of the 2020 presidential election
Some Republicans who voted to reject electoral college results in Congress or promoted false theories about widespread fraud in the 2020 election won their primary on Tuesday night.
Topping that list, in Pennsylvania, is Republican state senator Doug Mastriano, who has been projected by CBS as the winner of the GOP governmental nomination. Mastriano organized a hearing in Gettysburg with unsubstantiated allegations of widespread fraud. He was subpoenaed in February by the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack on the Capitol over plans to “arrange an alternate list of voters” and public statements suggesting that he was “present during the attack on the Capitol.” “.
Further, the governor of Pennsylvania appoints the secretary of state, who is the top election official, a prospect that Mastriano seems to enjoy. “I can appoint the Secretary of State,” he said during a debate. “We are going to reset the registration. You will have to register again. We are going to start all over again.”
In North Carolina, Representative Ted Budd is expected to win the Republican Senate nomination. He voted to object to the results of the 2020 elections in Arizona and Pennsylvania. But Budd told the Associated Press in April 2021 that he thinks Biden is “the legitimate president.”
“He’s been through the process. I think there are a lot of question marks along the way, but in the end he’s the legitimate president,” Budd said.